Vimeo Pro vs Wistia
Round 1: Pricing
|$17/month ($200/year) for 1024 GB||From $25/ month for 100 videos|
Both Vimeo Pro and Wistia offer a stripped back free version (though the free version of Vimeo cannot be used for commercial and business purposes) and while the paid Wistia packages start at $25 a month, you have to get the $100 a month business package to really take advantage of the advanced features.
Round 2: Features
|In video Calls to Action||BEST|
|Website does not redirect to third party||x|
|Multiple player themes supported||x|
|Advanced Analytics, individual viewer metrics||BEST|
|Integrations with CRM and marketing automation||x|
|Codes to secure paid content||x|
|Allows users to pay directly for premium content||x|
|Direct Payment (Tip Jar)||BEST|
Wistia is the clear winner – much more features are available to the business user, although many of them are only available on the $100/month professional plan.
Round 3: Integrations
|Content Management (Wordpress, Joopla)||Y|
Winner: Wistia takes the prize again!
Vimeo Pro, while it supports HTML5 does not have great integration support officially. The API is open for developers to make their own additions.
Round 4: Language support
|Only available in English||Only available in English|
Winner: It’s a tie!
The battle score
Overall Winner: Wistia!
But you might prefer Vimeo Pro if:
- You have a smaller budget
- You want to use the Vimeo on Demand and Tip Jar monetization features
- You are a design or creative professional – Vimeo has the highest video quality
- You need 20GB of video per week, or less